After moving to New York City in 2017, professional photographer and artist Bo Apitz achieved a milestone. A shop in Manhattan displayed his work in October 2021, a first for Apitz. He used several photos of Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members he took while he was a CPN employee between 2014 and 2017. The series featured lenticular prints, which use two photos to create an illusion of depth and flip between pictures as the viewer’s angle changes. Apitz’s subjects seem to dance or blink.
Kristen Arambula Hernandez, a birth doula and Indigenous breastfeeding counselor in Norman, Oklahoma, emphasizes the importance of reclaiming Tribal knowledge and tradition surrounding birth, breastfeeding and raising children.
In 2021, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s FireLake Discount Foods joined a group of Oklahoma grocers that began accepting online purchases through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
January is designated as National Stalking Awareness Month. This January, House of Hope will be hosting a free event for the public that will focus on the dynamics of stalking and how to work with those affected by this crime. The event will be held on January 18 at 1 p.m. and located at CPN’s North Reunion Hall.
Student-athletes at a Pottawatomie County high school will enhance their competitive edge, thanks to an athletic equipment donation from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s FireLake Wellness Center.
2021 brought productivity and uplifting news from CPN. Big developments ranged from new ways for Tribal members to connect digitally to an impactful agreement between local governments to improve the community’s future.
November is National Career Development Month, and Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce Development & Social Services Department helps clients prepare, expand skillsets and find jobs.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation and City of Shawnee sign historic cooperation agreement, launch mutual initiative
Leaders from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and City of Shawnee announced Tuesday the launch of Shawnee Aligned, a new initiative wherein the two governments will seek opportunities to collaborate for the betterment of the Shawnee community.
CPN is hosting a Community Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic on October 9 starting at 8 a.m. at the CPN Community Development Center across the street from FireLake Discount Foods. Available while supplies last and for ages 3+
Have an ongoing sewing or beading project that you need help on? Attend our Open Sewing Classes. Cultural Activities Coordinator, Leslie Deer, will be on hand to offer her assistance! Classes are: Tuesday, November 16, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2-3 p.m.